Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil appears set to miss Wednesday's home game against Cardiff City due to a shoulder problem.
The Germany international was forced to sit out his club's 1-0 win at Newcastle United on Sunday after picking up the injury.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger initially suggested Ozil would be absent for two or three games.
However, speaking after Arsenal's victory at St James' Park, Wenger hinted that the 25-year-old could return after the visit of Cardiff.
"Mesut Ozil has a shoulder problem. I don't think he will be available for Cardiff on Wednesday," said Wenger.
"Maybe after that (he will be able to return). We will see."
Ozil has made a significant impression since arriving at the Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in a deal reportedly worth £42.5million, helping Arsenal to the top of the Premier League table.
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